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Monday, January 11, 2010



Nick Nolte is So Crazy They Made a Movie About Him

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST

"I'd put a little cocaine on the script. And every once in a while, lean down and 'read a line.'"

The Real Story Behind Why Simon Cowell Quit American Idol

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 05:20 PM PST

Simon Cowell walks away from an unspeakably well-compensated job, in the neighborhood of $50 million a year, required to show up only four months each year for two days a week for about three hours at the CBS lot where American Idol is filmed. Within 15 minutes of the credits rolling, Cowell was behind the wheel of his Bugatti driving away.

Schwarzenegger Praises Obama's Handling Of National Security

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

Not all Republicans are slamming President Barack Obama's handling of the failed Christmas day bombing of Northwest Airlines flight 253. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger offered praise for the president Sunday.....

Social Engineering: The Basics

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

What is social engineering? What are the most common and most current tactics? And how can you prevent these scams? A guide on how to stop social engineering.

'Your pal, John K.'

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

In 1998, aged just 14, aspiring young cartoonist Amir Avni decided to get in touch with the creator of Ren & Stimpy, John Kricfalusi. Being a hardcore fan of Kricfalusi's work, Amir sent him an introductory letter along with a few cartoons he'd drawn. To call Kricfalusi's response 'generous' would be an understatement...

12 Hour Battery Life In A High-End Laptop? Asus Says Yes...

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

High-end laptops usually have low battery life, but ASUS showed a new laptop at CES packing a high-end GeForce GPU and a low-power Intel IGP...and choosing on its own which one to use at any given moment. The claimed results are dramatic.


Posted: 11 Jan 2010 04:30 PM PST

Spiderman 4 scrapped! Tobey is gone!

'Chuck' Is Back! Returns To Huge Ratings

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 04:20 PM PST

The two-hour return of "Chuck" gave the Buy More hero something to smile about

Health Care Reform Is 'Hanging by a Thread': Dodd - CNBC

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST

Health care reform is "hanging on by a thread," and one or two votes could determine the outcome of the heavily-debated bill, Democratic Senator Chris Dodd told CNBC Monday.

Meet the Winner of the Victoria's Secret Model Search

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 04:00 PM PST

It's not exactly rocket science to figure out why Victoria's Secret crowned Kylie Bisutti as the winner of their first-ever model search contest, judging from these sexy pics taken poolside Sunday in Las Vegas.

Hasselhoff Too Often Drunk, Replaced By Howie Mandel

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 03:53 PM PST

David Hasselhoff's contract with "America's Got Talent" wasn't renewed, and NBC will replace the drunken mess with obsessive-compulsive mess Howie Mandel."Even when he was sober, he was usually hung over and often in a really foul mood," said a longtime show production honcho. "He was horrible to deal with, and we're all saying 'Good riddance!'"

Can Avatar Change Gaming?

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST

Avatar may knock Titanic off its throne. 3D TVs have invaded CES. Will its popularity trickle down to video games?

How are cell phone companies bending you over? [PIC]

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST

What are you paying for? We broke down all the fees and charges on a typical cell phone bill and found some things you pay for that you may not be aware of.

NYC's New Comptroller Orders Staff to RISE Upon His Entrance

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 03:20 PM PST

Power trip? All rise for Liu, the prima donna... New York City's new comptroller, John Liu, has ordered his staff to rise whenever he enters the room and to address him as "Mr. Comptroller." The new presidential-like formalities were laid out during a series of meetings last week.

The Threat of a Global Water Shortage (Graphic)

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 03:00 PM PST

Peak oil is a well documented danger, but what about peak water? A global water shortage could prove far more damaging both economically and politically than a shortage of oil. But how severe is the shortage and how will the planet be affected?

Crystal mountains speak of moon's molten past

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

They may not sparkle like Superman's Fortress of Solitude, but giant outcrops of pristine crystal have been found on our nearest neighbour.

Should you be worried about new Cellphone hacks?

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

How concerned should business users be about wireless security now that another group claims to have cracked the security scheme used by 80 percent of the world's cellular telephones?

Reporter breaks 'unbreakable' phone

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 02:40 PM PST

Reporter Dan Simmons managed to break a mobile phone marketed as "unbreakable", during a demonstration at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Airport Scanners Can Store, Transmit Images

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

Contrary to public statements made by the Transportation Security Administration, full-body airport scanners do have the ability to store and transmit images, according to documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union.

A Case Against The Whole-Body-Imaging Scanner

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

As I looked at those detailed images, I imagined my wife and children having to pass through that scanner. I resolved that no one should be forced to expose their body to total strangers to secure an airplane.

Humans Wiping Out Species at 1,000 Times the Natural Rate

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

Eight years ago, world governments made a pledge to put a halt to growing biodiversity loss by 2010. They have not succeeded. The ongoing loss of biodiversity has instead become even more severe of a threat to the planet's once-balanced ecosystems--it's become a full-on extinction crisis.

Gay Marriage Trial Challenging Prop 8 Starts in California

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

The first federal trial to determine if the U.S. Constitution prohibits states from outlawing same-sex marriage gets under way Monday, and the two gay couples on whose behalf the case was brought will be among the first witnesses. The proceedings, which are expected to last two to three weeks, involve a challenge to Proposition 8.

Egg Shaped Pod For Living (PICS)

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

After 18 months, the mobile living space – blob VB3 is finally finished. This unit is build by architectural firm dmvA for the office of xfactoragencies. The blob is mainly made by polyester, and holds all necessary items one could possibly need as bathroom, kitchen, lighting, sleeping space and several niches for storage.

Heineken Nears a Deal With Femsa

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 02:03 PM PST

Heineken is close to buying the beer operations of Femsa, one of Mexico's biggest brewers, for $7.5 billion to $8 billion, people briefed on the matter said Sunday. A deal for Femsa would give Heineken a bigger foothold in Latin America, especially the highly profitable Mexican market.

Site's terms still enforceable even if users never read them

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 01:50 PM PST

We're all guilty of skipping over a site's terms and conditions, but don't go crying to the courts if there's something in there that comes back to bite you. Another court has upheld a site's "browserwrapped" terms of use, saying that they were displayed prominently enough that it's the user's fault for not reading them.

Top NFL Playoff Plays Of Weekend [VID]

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 01:50 PM PST

From Donovan McNabb's lame dance to Larry Fitzgerald's sensational one-handed TD catch, relive the best of Wild Card weekend.

6 Insane Fan Theories That Actually Make Great Movies Better

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 01:40 PM PST

Greedo shot Lucas!

Why you won't be buying a 3D TV

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 01:30 PM PST

By far the biggest new category at this year's CES is 3D TVs. Everybody's got one, and they're counting on early adopters buying them this year, the richer middle classes to follow in 2011, and everybody to have one before 2015. They are almost entirely wrong.

2010 predictions: Turbulence for media

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 01:30 PM PST

Our crystal ball says: Washington to get tough with the media industry, Jay Leno will leave prime time; MGM will finally be sold; Disney will discover video games; and maybe somebody will figure out how to make money on online content.

15 Baffling Celeb Couples

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 01:20 PM PST

It's said that love is blind, and we'd have to agree -- especially after checking out these utterly bizarre mismatched celebrity couples.

Manchester United confirm plan to raise £500m through bonds

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 01:20 PM PST

Manchester United confirmed on Monday they will look to raise £500 million through bonds to restructure their debts.

Super Bowl Ads Fall in Price for Only 2nd Time in History

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 01:20 PM PST

TNS Media Intelligence said Monday that 30-second commercials during next month's Super Bowl on CBS are selling for between $2.5 million and $2.8 million. That's a drop from last year, when ads averaged $3 million on NBC - a record, according to TNS....

New Spider Species Is Largest of Its Type in Middle East

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 01:10 PM PST

A new and previously unknown species of spider has been discovered in the dune of the Sands of Samar in the southern Arava region of Israel by a team of scientists from the Department of Biology in the University of Haifa-Oranim. Unfortunately, however, its habitat is endangered.

New Metro 2033 Trailer (HD)

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 01:00 PM PST

New trailer for THQ's apacolyptic hybrid FPS game Metro 2033, offering a look at the main character Artem's struggle to survive at the Moscow Metro station and fight off the mutated "Dark Ones."

World's Rottenest Rich Kids

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 01:00 PM PST

A look at little rich kids who grew up to be big, bad adults.

A massive star is born

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 01:00 PM PST

Time-lapse movie shows that massive stars — which may hold clues about the origins of life — form like their smaller siblings.

Your Guide to Cutting the Cord to Cable TV

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 01:00 PM PST

Cable and Satellite bills are continuously being raised, when almost all TV content can be viewed online for free. Here are some inexpensive alternatives to replace your Cable, yet still keep your shows.

BBC News - UK's Ashton seeks 'more credible' EU

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 01:00 PM PST

The EU is now in a position to assume a "stronger, more credible role in the world," the nominee for the EU's top foreign policy post says.

Ex-MLB Slugger Mark McGwire Admits Using Steroids

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 12:46 PM PST

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mark McGwire finally came clean Monday, admitting he used steroids when he broke baseball's home run record in 1998.

Legs Anyone? (pic)

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 12:40 PM PST

Whether or not you like the Cowboys, you gotta appreciate their Cheerleaders...

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